Company breached health and safety laws

BOSSES at a waste company have pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws following the death of three workers - just days before a trial was due to start.

BOSSES at a waste company have pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws following the death of three workers - just days before a trial was due to start.

Thetford-based Enviro-Waste, its general manager Gordon Betts and director Roger Clark now face the prospect of an unlimited fine following the successful prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the deaths of the workers who were overcome by noxious fumes and drowned in three feet of slurry after entering a vat in a field.

The plea comes two-and-a-half years after the triple tragedy, which claimed the lives of George Barnes, 28, from Brandon, and Timothy Bartram, 46, and Graham Morris, 54, both from Thetford.

Sentencing will be passed at Norwich Crown Court on February 15.

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